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Greening Government Operations


Green Building Targets

As of April 1, 2012, and pursuant to departmental strategic frameworks, new construction and build-to-lease projects, and major renovation projects, will achieve an industry-recognized level of high environmental performance.1
Performance MeasureRPPDPR
Target Status 
Number of completed new construction, build-to-lease and major renovation projects in the given fiscal year, as per the departmental Green Building Strategic Framework. 1 for 2013–2014 
Number of completed new construction, build-to-lease and major renovation projects that have achieved an industry-recognized level of high environmental performance in the given fiscal year, as per the departmental Green Building Strategic Framework.1 for 2013–2014 
Existence of a strategic framework. Yes Completed in Oct. 2011 

Strategies / Comments

  1. Minimum level of environmental performance: 3 Green Globes or LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) NC (New Construction) / CI (Commercial Interiors) Silver.
  2. The appropriate threshold (dollar value and floor area): $1 million and 400 m2.
  3. Applicable building types: All departmental custodial buildings, as per the departmental Green Building Strategic Framework.
  4. Industry-recognized assessment and verification tool(s) to be used: Green Globes or LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).
  5. Projects are identified during the departmental Integrated Investment Planning process. The location of the project identified is in southern Ontario.
  6. The target identified is specifically for projects scheduled for completion in 2013–2014.
As of April 1, 2012, and pursuant to departmental strategic frameworks, existing Crown buildings over 1000 m2 will be assessed for environmental performance using an industry-recognized assessment tool.2
Performance MeasureRPPDPR
Target Status 
Number of buildings over 1000 m2, as per the departmental Green Building Strategic Framework. 18  
Percentage of buildings over 1000 m2 that have been assessed using an industry-recognized assessment tool, as per the departmental Green Building Strategic Framework. 
  FY 2011–20120 
  FY 2012–201372% 
  FY 2013–2014100% 
Existence of a strategic framework. Yes Completed in Oct. 2011 

Strategies / Comments

  1. Minimum level of assessment: BOMA (Building Owners and Managers Association) BESt (Building Environmental Standards) Level 1.
  2. Appropriate threshold (dollar value and floor area): 1000 m2.
  3. Applicable building types: All departmental custodial, Crown-owned buildings over 1000 m2, as per the departmental Green Building Strategic Framework.
  4. Industry-recognized assessment tool(s) to be used: BOMA (Building Owners and Managers Association) BESt (Building Environmental Standards).
  5. Certification will be sought.
As of April 1, 2012, and pursuant to departmental strategic frameworks, new lease or lease renewal projects over 1000 m2, where the Crown is the major lessee, will be assessed for environmental performance using an industry-recognized assessment tool.3
Performance MeasureRPPDPR
Target Status 
Number of completed lease and lease renewal projects over 1000 m2 in the given fiscal year, as per the departmental Green Building Strategic Framework. None (0) for 2013–2014 
Number of completed lease and lease renewal projects over 1000 m2 that were assessed using an industry-recognized assessment tool in the given fiscal year, as per the departmental Green Building Strategic Framework. None (0) for 2013-2014 
Existence of strategic framework. Yes Completed in Oct. 2011  

Strategies / Comments

  1. Minimum level of assessment: BOMA (Building Owners and Managers Association) BESt (Building Environmental Standards) Level 1.
  2. The appropriate threshold (dollar value and floor area): 1000 m2.
  3. Applicable building types: All departmental custodial, direct-leased buildings over 1000 m2, as per the departmental Green Building Strategic Framework.
  4. Industry-recognized assessment tool(s) to be used: BOMA (Building Owners and Managers Association) BESt (Building Environmental Standards).
  5. Certification will be sought.

Justification for targets consisting of None (0):

  • The appropriate threshold (dollar value and floor area): 1000 m2. No projects within this threshold are expected to be completed in 2013–14.
  • The target identified is specifically for projects scheduled for completion in 2013–2014.
As of April 1, 2012, and pursuant to departmental strategic frameworks, fit-up and refit projects will achieve an industry-recognized level of high environmental performance.4
Performance MeasureRPPDPR
Target Status 
Number of completed fit-up and refit projects in the given fiscal year, as per the departmental Green Building Strategic Framework. None (0) for 2013–2014 
Number of completed fit-up and refit projects that have achieved an industry-recognized level of high environmental performance in the given fiscal year, as per the departmental Green Building Strategic Framework. None (0) for 2013–2014 
Existence of a strategic framework. Yes Completed in Oct. 2011 

Strategies / Comments

  1. Minimum level of environmental performance: 3 Green Globes or LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) EBOM (Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance) Silver.
  2. The appropriate threshold (dollar value and floor area): $1 million and 400 m2.
  3. Applicable building types: All departmental custodial buildings, as per the departmental Green Building Strategic Framework.
  4. Industry-recognized assessment and verification tool(s) to be used: Green Globes or LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).
  5. Projects are identified during the departmental Integrated Investment Planning process.
  6. The earliest completion date for the identified projects is 2014–2015.

Justification for targets consisting of None (0):

  • The appropriate threshold (dollar value and floor area): $1 million and 400 m2. No projects within this threshold are expected to be completed in 2013–2014.
  • The target identified is specifically for projects scheduled for completion in 2013–2014.

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Greenhouse Gas Emissions Target

The federal government will take action now to reduce levels of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from its operations to match the national target of 17% below 2005 by 2020.
Performance MeasureRPPDPR
Target Status  
Departmental GHG reduction target: Percentage of absolute reduction in GHG emissions by FY 2020–2021, relative to FY 2005–2006.17% 
Departmental GHG emissions in FY 2005–2006, in kilotonnes of CO2 equivalent.22.6 
Departmental GHG emissions in the given fiscal year, in kilotonnes of CO2 equivalent.FY 2011–201222.3 
Departmental GHG emissions in the given fiscal year, in kilotonnes of CO2 equivalent.FY 2012–201323.2 
Departmental GHG emissions in the given fiscal year, in kilotonnes of CO2 equivalent.FY 2013–201423.0 
Departmental GHG emissions in the given fiscal year, in kilotonnes of CO2 equivalent.FY 2014–201522.7 
Departmental GHG emissions in the given fiscal year, in kilotonnes of CO2 equivalent.FY 2015–201621.9 
Departmental GHG emissions in the given fiscal year, in kilotonnes of CO2 equivalent.FY 2016–201721.1 
Departmental GHG emissions in the given fiscal year, in kilotonnes of CO2 equivalent.FY 2017–201820.2 
Departmental GHG emissions in the given fiscal year, in kilotonnes of CO2 equivalent.FY 2018–201919.4 
Departmental GHG emissions in the given fiscal year, in kilotonnes of CO2 equivalent.FY 2019–202019.1 
Departmental GHG emissions in the given fiscal year, in kilotonnes of CO2 equivalent.FY 2020–202118.8 
Percent change in departmental GHG emissions from FY 2005–2006 to the end of the given fiscal year.FY 2011–2012-0.1% 
Percent change in departmental GHG emissions from FY 2005–2006 to the end of the given fiscal year.FY 2012–2013+2.5% 
Percent change in departmental GHG emissions from FY 2005–2006 to the end of the given fiscal year.FY 2013–2014+1.7% 
Percent change in departmental GHG emissions from FY 2005–2006 to the end of the given fiscal year.FY 2014–2015+0.3% 
Percent change in departmental GHG emissions from FY 2005–2006 to the end of the given fiscal year.FY 2015–2016-3.4% 
Percent change in departmental GHG emissions from FY 2005–2006 to the end of the given fiscal year.FY 2016–2017-7.0% 
Percent change in departmental GHG emissions from FY 2005–2006 to the end of the given fiscal year.FY 2017–2018-10.7% 
Percent change in departmental GHG emissions from FY 2005–2006 to the end of the given fiscal year.FY 2018–2019-14.4% 
Percent change in departmental GHG emissions from FY 2005–2006 to the end of the given fiscal year.FY 2019–2020-15.7% 
Percent change in departmental GHG emissions from FY 2005–2006 to the end of the given fiscal year.FY 2020–2021-17.0% 
Existence of an implementation plan to reduce GHG emissions.Yes Completed in Oct. 2011  

Strategies / Comments

  1. Targeted GHG emissions sources include facilities and fleet.
  2. EC monitors and reports annually on GHG emissions from its entire fleet inventory and 93% of its owned floor space. The annual quantification of emissions from the remaining 7% of floor space is calculated by assuming that the GHG emissions and energy consumption at these facilities will remain constant at 2005 levels. The calculation is necessary because of the excessive amount of time and effort involved in obtaining complete and accurate data for these facilities. EC owns many small structures located in remote areas, such as National Wildlife Areas and upper air stations.
  3. Due to program growth since the baseline year, EC’s emissions as of 2010–2011 increased for its facilities.
  4. EC’s implementation plan to reduce GHG emissions includes site-specific targets and actionable measures focused on specific categories (e.g. operations).
  5. Emissions decreased in 20112012 due in part to the warmer-than-normal winter temperatures. As this was not a planned reduction measure, EC is maintaining its targets in line with its Reduction of GHG Implementation Plan.

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Surplus Electronic and Electrical Equipment Target

By March 31, 2014, each department will reuse or recycle all surplus electronic and electrical equipment (EEE)in an environmentally sound and secure manner.
Performance MeasureRPPDPR
Target Status 
Existence of an implementation plan for the disposal of all departmentally generated EEECompleted by September 2013 
Total number of departmental locations with EEE implementation plan fully implemented, expressed as a percentage of all locations, by the end of the given fiscal year.FY 2011–201233% (2/6) 
Total number of departmental locations with EEE implementation plan fully implemented, expressed as a percentage of all locations, by the end of the given fiscal year.FY 2012–201366% (4/6)  
Total number of departmental locations with EEE implementation plan fully implemented, expressed as a percentage of all locations, by the end of the given fiscal year.FY 2013–2014100% (6/6)  

Strategies / Comments

  1. Definition of "location": For the purpose of this RPP, departmental locations will be defined as regions.
  2. Number of locations: EC is located within 6 regions across Canada.
  3. Implementation strategies: A department-wide EEE implementation plan has been developed that outlines all considerations as required by the mandatory implementation strategies for this target in the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy.
  4. Prior to completion of the final EEE implementation plan, departmental locations’ compliance will be assessed as per the draft plan.

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Printing Unit Reduction Target

By March 31, 2013, each department will achieve an 8:1 average ratio of office employees to printing units. Departments will apply target where building occupancy levels, security considerations and space configuration allow.
Performance MeasureRPPDPR
Target Status 
Ratio of departmental office employees to printing units in FY 2010–2011, where building occupancy levels, security considerations and space configuration allow. (Optional)Data not currently available 
Ratio of departmental office employees to printing units at the end of the given fiscal year, where building occupancy levels, security considerations and space configuration allow.FY 2011–20125:1 
Ratio of departmental office employees to printing units at the end of the given fiscal year, where building occupancy levels, security considerations and space configuration allow.FY 2012–20138:1  
Ratio of departmental office employees to printing units at the end of the given fiscal year, where building occupancy levels, security considerations and space configuration allow.FY 2013–2014Maintain 8:1 

Strategies / Comments

  1. Definition of "printing units": For this target for 2012–2013, the Department has defined printing units as network printers.
  2. Building and space occupancy: All
  3. Security considerations: All new printers are secure printers.
  4. Space configurations: An assessment is made for all printing requests we receive, and we will remove printers based on floor level and configuration. All office employees are subject to the 100% target, including students and all other non-FTEs (consultants, temp help, terms, casuals, etc.). It is important to note that the objective will also be achieved by the "reducing the number of EC buildings" initiative. 
  5. Also, as retrofit is being done to buildings, we are ensuring that network printers are also taken into consideration. The printing ratio objective will also be achieved by employee attrition. 
  6. The number of printing units was calculated by an automated tool, WebJet Admin, combined with a verification, by manual count, of each printer installed on a server.
  7. The number of office employees (6462) was provided by Strategic HR Planning, Performance Measurement and Integration. We then added 250 employees transferred to Shared Services Canada but that are still printing using EC printing devices, and another 588 non-FTEs. Total employees = 7300.
  8. Exclusion: Local printers, scanners, faxes and label printers are excluded. It is important to note that we are working in parallel on a project plan to also reduce the number of local printers.
  9. Opportunities for Improvement: Plans/strategies for departmental engagement and communication to ensure that target is being met: We are working with EC corporate communications to develop key messages to be published on News@EC. We are also communicating this information to every client printing request we assess.

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Paper Consumption Target

By March 31, 2014, each department will reduce internal paper consumption per office employee by 20%. Each department will establish a baseline between 2005–2006 and 2011–2012, and applicable scope.
Performance MeasureRPPDPR
Target Status 
Number of sheets of internal office paper purchased or consumed per office employee in the baseline year selected, as per departmental scope. 4742:1 
Cumulative reduction (or increase) in paper consumption, expressed as a percentage, relative to baseline year selected. FY 2011–2012No target set in 2011–2012 
Cumulative reduction (or increase) in paper consumption, expressed as a percentage, relative to baseline year selected. FY 2012–201310% 
Cumulative reduction (or increase) in paper consumption, expressed as a percentage, relative to baseline year selected. FY 2013–201420% 

Strategies / Comments

  1. EC established a baseline year of 2010–2011, and has established baseline paper consumption quantities, a tracking methodology and applicable scope.
  2. EC has had a number of best practices in use for many years, including default duplex printing (i.e. installation of new printers are set on duplex as default) as well as printer rationalization, which contributes to less paper being consumed as fewer printers are employed and used. Other activities include the use of ECollab, an e-document management and collaboration tool that enables better collaboration, improved information management across the Department and offers significant improvement in how we create, store, organize, find and manage documents electronically.

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Green Meetings Target

By March 31, 2012, each department will adopt a guide for greening meetings.
Performance MeasureRPPDPR
Target Status 
Presence of a green meeting guide. Yes
Updated in July 2011
 

Strategies / Comments

  1. EC developed the Green Meeting Guide and has encouraged its use in all types and levels of meetings since it was released. It is also applied to major events hosted by EC.
  2. Scope of green meeting: 215 videoconference sites including boardrooms and personal videoconferencing. Desktop-to-desktop = 2300 new laptops with a webcam through Office Communicator System.

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Green Procurement Targets5

As of April 1, 2011, each department will establish at least 3 SMART green procurement targets to reduce environmental impacts.

By April 1, 2012, EnvironmentCanada will utilize green consolidated procurement instruments for 95% of its standard office desktop computer purchases.
Performance MeasureRPPDPR
Target Status 
Number of standard office desktop computer units purchased using green procurement instruments that meet the target relative to the total number of all standard office desktop computer units purchased.19:20 ratio  
Progress against measure in the given fiscal year.95%  

Strategies / Comments

  1. This target meets all criteria of a SMART target, that is, specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-bound.
  2. EC will buy its standard office desktop computer purchases from the PWGSC’s standing offer (SO) for IT equipment. The SO offers equipment that meets internationally recognized and multi-faceted environmental standards such as EPEAT Silver, as well as a number of environmental considerations that include levels of hazardous materials content, energy efficiency, design for end of life / disassembly, reduced packaging, supplier environmental performance and extended life of computer assets.

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By March 31, 2014, Environment Canada will achieve a 90% reduction in bottled water purchases from 2007–2008 levels.
Performance MeasureRPPDPR
Target Status 
Departmental expenditures on bottled water purchased in 2007–2008.$149,000 
Progress against measure in the given fiscal year.95%
reduction 
 

Strategies / Comments

  1. This target meets all criteria of a SMART target, that is, specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-bound.
  2. EC has implemented the departmental Policy on Bottled Water to support the elimination of supplemental bottled water purchases where potable water is already being supplied through the building’s infrastructure.
  3. Scope: This target is applicable throughout EC and applies to all buildings where employees occupy a full-time place of work.
  4. Exceptions to this target: Bottled water purchased for field work or in remote locations, and for scientific experimentation, emergencies, travel status as outlined in the National Joint Council Travel Directive, and hospitality as per the Directive on the Management of Expenditures on Travel and Hospitality and Conferences.

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By March 31, 2014, 90% of copy paper purchases will contain a minimum of 30% recycled content and have a forest certification or EcoLogoM or equivalent certification.
Performance MeasureRPPDPR
Target Status 
Dollar value of paper purchases meeting the target relative to the total dollar value of all paper purchases in the given year of reporting.$185,000 of $236,000 
Progress against measure in the given fiscal year.90% of purchases  

Strategies / Comments

  1. EC paper purchases are made through Public Works and Government Services Canada Standing Offers.

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As of April 1, 2011, each department will establish SMART targets for training, employee performance evaluations, and management processes and controls, as they pertain to procurement decision-making.

Training for select employees.

By March 31, 2014, 90% of designated materiel managers and procurement personnel will have taken a recognized training course on green procurement offered by the Canada School of Public Service (CSPS) or any other federal department.
Performance MeasureRPPDPR
Target Status 
Number of designated materiel managers and procurement personnel who have taken the course relative to the total of all designated materiel managers and procurement personnel who must take a recognized training course on green procurement offered by the CSPS or any other federal department.29 of 32 
Progress against measure in the given fiscal year.90% 

Strategies / Comments

  1. This target meets all criteria of a SMART target, that is, specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-bound.
  2. A list identifying the total number of employees impacted has been established.
  3. Progress against the target will be measured against staff on strength at the start of the year.

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Employee performance evaluations for managers and functional heads of procurement and materiel management.

As of April 1, 2014, environmental considerations will be incorporated into 100% of all the performance evaluations of designated functional heads of procurement and materiel management.
Performance MeasureRPPDPR
Target Status 
Number of performance evaluations of designated functional heads of procurement and materiel management that incorporate environmental considerations, relative to the total number of performance evaluations of all designated functional heads of procurement and materiel management.3 of 3  
Progress against measure in the given fiscal year.100%  

Strategies / Comments

  1. Three positions have been identified as meeting the criteria.
  2. By March 31, 2014, filled positions will incorporate environmental considerations in their performance evaluations.

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Management processes and controls.

By March 31, 2014, a minimum of 4 designated management processes and controls, as they pertain to procurement, will have incorporated environmental considerations.
Performance MeasureRPPDPR
Target Status 
Number of management processes and controls that pertain to procurement that have environmental considerations.4 
Progress against measure in the given fiscal year.4 

Strategies / Comments

This will always be a dynamic, variable number, as planning and departmental priorities vary from year to year. Increasingly, program areas or enabling services find it necessary to incorporate management frameworks to continually measure and monitor progress in the current results-oriented environment.

Management processes and controls identified: IT Assets Management Policy, Integrated Investment Planning process, Materiel Management Framework and Real Property Framework.

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Reporting on the Purchases of Offset Credits

Mandatory reporting on the purchase of greenhouse gas emissions offset credits, as per the Policy Framework for Offsetting Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Major International Events, should be reported here.
Performance MeasureRPPDPR
Quantity of emissions offset in the given fiscal year. (Optional for all RPPs)  

Strategies / Comments

The guidelines for this target state: “Given the unique nature of this target, departments purchasing offset credits do not need to anticipate the exact quantity of emissions that will be offset. Therefore, the performance measure is optional in every RPP cycle, but mandatory in every DPR cycle, if offset credits have been purchased.”

We have reported on offsets in the past and plan to do so again this year.

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1 This would be demonstrated by achieving LEED NC Silver, Green Globes Design 3 Globes, or equivalent.

2 Assessment tools include BOMA BESt, Green Globes or equivalent.

3 Assessment tools include BOMA BESt, an appropriately tailored BOMA International Green Lease Standard, or equivalent.

4 This would be demonstrated by achieving LEED CI Silver, Green Globes Fit-Up 3 Globes, or equivalent.

5 Alternatively, departments and agencies bound by the Policy on Green Procurement but not the Federal Sustainable Development Act (FSDA) can follow the approach required of FSDA departments for green procurement by setting and reporting on green procurement targets as specified in the green procurement sections above.

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